Statement on the Trump-Pence Nationwide Gag Rule

(Washington D.C) – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s proposed nationwide gag rule issued by the Department of Health and Human Services tonight:

“The Trump Administration’s shameful domestic gag order rule is their latest attempt to take health care away from women seeking cancer screenings, STD testing and treatment, and general health exams. Women should be able to make decisions about our bodies with input from our doctors, and without interference from Donald Trump and Mike Pence. It is unethical and dangerous to prevent physicians from providing women with the information they need to make decisions about their reproductive health. No one benefits from increases in unsafe abortions, unintended pregnancies, and infant mortality. I will fight this rule in Congress and stay in the fight to ensure that women have access to the information they need to make the health care decisions that are best for them.”